Oct
14

Facilitating Female Family Violence Groups

Facilitating Female Family Violence Intervention Groups

Training is virtual

Training Provided by: High Impact Training & Counseling, Inc.

Research is indicating that there is a growing number of females being arrested for family violence and being mandated into family violence intervention programs. There is a growing awareness that there are significant differences between male and female batterers and that successful treatment of female batterers needs to be different than the treatment of males. Many traditional explanations hold that violence and abuse stem from the patriarchal organization of our society. In reviewing the differences between female and male batterers, research indicates that women more often attribute their behavior to self-protection than do men.

In exploring this topic, it is imperative that we not minimize or deny the extensive oppression and violence towards women. However, research has begun to identify a growing trend of victimization by women in their relationships that nearly equal that perpetrated by men in years past. Whether violence is initiated by women, men or as often happen, by both batterers must be held accountable for their intentional abuse of their partners.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss female perpetrators of partner aggression and relevant treatment issues.

Describe 4 typologies of women who are referred to FVIPs and a revised power and control wheel.

Examine who has the power in the world.

Review the relationship between anger and depression. 

Exploring the impact of trauma on women who are in abusive relationships.

Explore strategies for change.

Describe characteristics of family violent women.

Teaching self-responsibility to female perpetrators.

Interventions with female perpetrators and review of female violence curriculum.

 

 

Oct
19

FVIP Basics Training Series (Virtual)

FVIP Basics is required for those seeking certification as an FVIP Facilitator. This is not required for those who are already certified. Priority for this training will be given to those seeking certification. If space is available, certified facilitators may attend. Registration will close once capacity is reached.

This training fulfills the GCFV-Delivered 20 hour training. 

 

Oct
19

Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological abuse by an intimate partner can be as dangerous as sexual or physical abuse in terms of putting victims at risk for long-term physical and mental health problems.  In a study by the National Violence Against Women Survey, the respondents surveyed reported psychological abuse more often than either physical or sexual abuse. Psychological abuse accounted for more than half the abuse reported by women and more than 75% of the abuse reported by men.

When researchers analyzed the link between health and abuse by an intimate partner, they found significant mental and physical health consequences of victims of physical and psychological abuse. Male and female victims of either form of abuse were more likely than people who didn't suffer abuse to develop chronic physical or mental illness. Also, they were more prone to poor general health, depression injury, and alcohol and drug abuse.

This workshop is designed to assist those who work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence to understand its effects and develop effective counseling approaches in assisting perpetrators in learning how to stop or reduce psychological abuse. 

Learning Objectives:

1) Define psychological abuse.

2) Explore playing Emotional Jeopardy game.

3) Explain the Gaslighting Syndrome.

4) Describe coercive control.

5) Examine gender specific psychological aggression.

6) Review psychological abuse from a victim liaison perspective.

7) Explore the cyber emotional abuse.

8) Describe the psychological maltreatment of children.

9) Utilizing emotional intelligence strategies with perpetrators of psychological abuse. 

 

Registration fee: $70.00

Date: October 19, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 GCFV- Approved Hours ( Hours will count towards the 40 hours of GCFV-Approved training for Facilitators-in-Training ,and the 24 hours required for Certified facilitators for recertification)

Download this pdf file. To register 

 

Oct
21

Family Violence in Georgia: A Comparative Analysis

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free one-hour webinar overview of new analysis on family violence response statewide.

Oct
26

2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues (Morning Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free law enforcement training: 2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

9-10AM

 

Oct
26

2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues (Afternoon Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free law enforcement training: 2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

3-4PM

 

Oct
28

2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues (Morning Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free law enforcement training: 2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

9-10AM

 

Oct
28

2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues (Afternoon Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free law enforcement training: 2021 Family Violence Law Updates & Emerging Issues

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

3-4PM

 

Nov
3

Batterers Are Not Born They Are Socialized

Batterers Are Not Born They Are Socialized (Virtual Training)

Batterers are not born, they are socialized into a culture of male dominance and patriarchy against women. This training will focus on the socialization of men by examining the social norms, culture and traditional images of manhood that has created an environment that supports, tolerates and often encourages men's violence against women. During the workshop providers will gain insight into the construct of sexism and develop skills to challenge privileges and entitlements given to men.

Learning Objectives:

1) Examine the intergenerational transmission of family violence.

2) Discuss the dark side of masculinity.

3) Explore the impact of socialization on males and family violence connection.

4) Describe traditional male beliefs and family violence.

5) Integrating sexual abuse into your domestic violence program.

6 Describe some strategies for integrating male socialization into family violence intervention facilitation. 

Registration fee: $70.00

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 GCFV- Approved Hours ( Hours will count towards the 40 hours of GCFV-Approved training for FVIP Facilitators-in-Training ,and the 24 hours required for Certified FVIP Facilitators for recertification)

To register call 404-523-6074 or 404-906-4720

Download this pdf file. Training Brochure

Nov
8

GCFV Annual Conference

Jekyll Island /

27th Annual Statewide Family Violence Conference

Nov
11

Georgia Murder-Suicide Response Network Group C (In-Person Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) are partnering to offer training to mental health clinicians interested in joining the Georgia Murder-Suicide Response Network. Clinicians will be: Trained in the Restorative Retelling Model; given the opportunity to be paid as a Support Group Facilitator; and placed on an exclusive list of providers recommended for counseling to survivors of murder-suicide in Georgia.

Nov
12

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

Training Provided by:

High Impact Training & Counseling

Training will be delivered via Zoom

About the Conference

One of the major goals of family violence intervention programs is assisting perpetrators in accepting full responsibility and accountability for their abusive actions.

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training cost: $70

 

To Register 

Make Payment using debit/credit card by calling Dr. Byrd at 404-906-4720

 

Nov
13

Facilitating Female Family Violence Groups

Facilitating Female Family Violence Intervention Groups

Training is virtual

Training Provided by: High Impact Training & Counseling, Inc.

Research is indicating that there is a growing number of females being arrested for family violence and being mandated into family violence intervention programs. There is a growing awareness that there are significant differences between male and female batterers and that successful treatment of female batterers needs to be different than the treatment of males. Many traditional explanations hold that violence and abuse stem from the patriarchal organization of our society. In reviewing the differences between female and male batterers, research indicates that women more often attribute their behavior to self-protection than do men.

In exploring this topic, it is imperative that we not minimize or deny the extensive oppression and violence towards women. However, research has begun to identify a growing trend of victimization by women in their relationships that nearly equal that perpetrated by men in years past. Whether violence is initiated by women, men or as often happen, by both batterers must be held accountable for their intentional abuse of their partners.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss female perpetrators of partner aggression and relevant treatment issues.

Describe 4 typologies of women who are referred to FVIPs and a revised power and control wheel.

Examine who has the power in the world.

Review the relationship between anger and depression. 

Exploring the impact of trauma on women who are in abusive relationships.

Explore strategies for change.

Describe characteristics of family violent women.

Teaching self-responsibility to female perpetrators.

Interventions with female perpetrators and review of female violence curriculum.

 

 

Nov
16

Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological abuse by an intimate partner can be as dangerous as sexual or physical abuse in terms of putting victims at risk for long-term physical and mental health problems.  In a study by the National Violence Against Women Survey, the respondents surveyed reported psychological abuse more often than either physical or sexual abuse. Psychological abuse accounted for more than half the abuse reported by women and more than 75% of the abuse reported by men.

When researchers analyzed the link between health and abuse by an intimate partner, they found significant mental and physical health consequences of victims of physical and psychological abuse. Male and female victims of either form of abuse were more likely than people who didn't suffer abuse to develop chronic physical or mental illness. Also, they were more prone to poor general health, depression injury, and alcohol and drug abuse.

This workshop is designed to assist those who work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence to understand its effects and develop effective counseling approaches in assisting perpetrators in learning how to stop or reduce psychological abuse. 

Learning Objectives:

1) Define psychological abuse.

2) Explore playing Emotional Jeopardy game.

3) Explain the Gaslighting Syndrome.

4) Describe coercive control.

5) Examine gender specific psychological aggression.

6) Review psychological abuse from a victim liaison perspective.

7) Explore the cyber emotional abuse.

8) Describe the psychological maltreatment of children.

9) Utilizing emotional intelligence strategies with perpetrators of psychological abuse. 

 

Registration fee: $70.00

Date: November 16, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Download this pdf file. To register 

 

Nov
17

25th Annual BISC-MI Conference

Ann Arbor /

25th Annual BISC-MI Conference

Dates: November 17, 18, 19, 2021

From Theory to Practice: Focusing on Sexualized Abuse,
Sexual Respect, and Sexual Health in Battering Intervention Programs

AT THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Conference description: Those who commit intimate partner violence use many tactics to control, abuse, punish, discredit, and humiliate their partners. Sexual abuse is frequently perpetrated, yet this form of abuse is not a consistent and comprehensive focus of many battering intervention programs. This conference will present information about how to incorporate relevant education and conversations regarding sexual abuse and violence into BIP services. Participants will have the opportunity to explore in-depth strategies, techniques, concepts, and tools to increase understanding about exploitation, coercion, imposing of sexual values onto others, sexual socialization, ignorance or lack of understanding and awareness about sexual respect and sexuality, the intersection of identities and sexuality, intimacy, how consent is compromised with power differentials and safety concerns, critical thinking, and sexual literacy. Join BISC-MI as we continue the tradition of providing exciting, relevant, and innovative conferences to advance the field of battering intervention! The conference will take place at the Kensington Hotel, 3500 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

Cost: The fee for attending this conference in-person versus virtually is the same because those attending in-person will have meals and snacks or dessert provided at evening networking events, and those attending virtually will be paying for the additional technological fees associated with making this conference possible to attend virtually.

Membership Fee Reduction: There is a reduced fee for in-person or virtual attendees who are BISC-MI members. For more information about membership, go to: https://www.biscmi.org/about/get-membership/

 

 

The Office on Violence Against Women has once again approved our request to invite OVW grantees to attend The Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) 2021 International Conference to be held November 17-19, 2021.

Grantees from CSSP, Disability, Rural, ICJR, Underserved and State Coalition programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference.  Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award before they can commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2021-MU-023.  This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.      

Registration is now open!

Three Day Registration Before October 1, 2021:
Member Early Bird: $325.00
Non-Member Early Bird: $425.00

Three Day Registration After October 1, 2021:
Member $425.00
Non-Member $525.00

Daily Registration (for Virtual Attendees only):
Member $150.00
Non-Member $195.00

In person attendees must attend all three days.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks included with registration fee.

Virtual attendees have the option of attending all or part of this conference.

This conference will be only be offered live with participation online or in person  (The conference will not be recorded)

18.5 CEs applied for and in process
Fee for Social Work CEs:

$50.00 for all three days,
or $20.00 per day option for virtual attendees only
(18.5 CE for BIPSCC)

Dec
3

GCFV Quarterly Commission Meeting

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence will hold its Quarterly Commission Meeting virtually via Zoom, Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM. Please register for this meeting by November 29, 2021. A meeting request form will be published here for the public to receive login information for the meeting. The Zoom access link and meeting code will be sent within 24 hours of the meeting.

This meeting will count as 1 Community Education and Victim Advocacy hour for Facilitators-in-Training and 1 Task Force meeting for certified FVIP Providers and Facilitators. 

If you have any questions, please call 404-657-3412.

Dec
11

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

Training Provided by:

High Impact Training & Counseling

Training will be delivered via Zoom

About the Conference

One of the major goals of family violence intervention programs is assisting perpetrators in accepting full responsibility and accountability for their abusive actions.

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training cost: $70

 

To Register 

Make Payment using debit/credit card by calling Dr. Byrd at 404-906-4720

 

Dec
16

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Virtual Training

Training Provided By: High Impact/Anger Management

Training is approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training Fee: $70

*Please see attached brochure for registration information*

Dec
18

Understanding the Intersection of Family Violence and Substance Use

Virtual Training

Presented by: High Impact/Anger Management

While substance use disorder does not cause family violence, there is a statistical correlation between the two issues. Studies of family violence frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by perpetrators during abuse. The association between alcohol use and domestic violence has been well established by past research, and there is growing evidence that drug use is associated with domestic violence. The clearest evidence is that alcohol is a risk factor for family violence offending. This training will review the most recent research on the coexistence of substance use, IPV and substance use coercion. 

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Fee:$70

Download this pdf file. Training Registration Information

Dec
20

Facilitating Female Family Violence Groups

Facilitating Female Family Violence Intervention Groups

Training is virtual

Training Provided by: High Impact Training & Counseling, Inc.

Research is indicating that there is a growing number of females being arrested for family violence and being mandated into family violence intervention programs. There is a growing awareness that there are significant differences between male and female batterers and that successful treatment of female batterers needs to be different than the treatment of males. Many traditional explanations hold that violence and abuse stem from the patriarchal organization of our society. In reviewing the differences between female and male batterers, research indicates that women more often attribute their behavior to self-protection than do men.

In exploring this topic, it is imperative that we not minimize or deny the extensive oppression and violence towards women. However, research has begun to identify a growing trend of victimization by women in their relationships that nearly equal that perpetrated by men in years past. Whether violence is initiated by women, men or as often happen, by both batterers must be held accountable for their intentional abuse of their partners.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss female perpetrators of partner aggression and relevant treatment issues.

Describe 4 typologies of women who are referred to FVIPs and a revised power and control wheel.

Examine who has the power in the world.

Review the relationship between anger and depression. 

Exploring the impact of trauma on women who are in abusive relationships.

Explore strategies for change.

Describe characteristics of family violent women.

Teaching self-responsibility to female perpetrators.

Interventions with female perpetrators and review of female violence curriculum.

 

 

Jan
13

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

Training Provided by:

High Impact Training & Counseling

Training will be delivered via Zoom

About the Conference

One of the major goals of family violence intervention programs is assisting perpetrators in accepting full responsibility and accountability for their abusive actions.

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training cost: $70

 

To Register 

Make Payment using debit/credit card by calling Dr. Byrd at 404-906-4720

 

Jan
21

Facilitating Female Family Violence Groups

Facilitating Female Family Violence Intervention Groups

Training is virtual

Training Provided by: High Impact Training & Counseling, Inc.

Research is indicating that there is a growing number of females being arrested for family violence and being mandated into family violence intervention programs. There is a growing awareness that there are significant differences between male and female batterers and that successful treatment of female batterers needs to be different than the treatment of males. Many traditional explanations hold that violence and abuse stem from the patriarchal organization of our society. In reviewing the differences between female and male batterers, research indicates that women more often attribute their behavior to self-protection than do men.

In exploring this topic, it is imperative that we not minimize or deny the extensive oppression and violence towards women. However, research has begun to identify a growing trend of victimization by women in their relationships that nearly equal that perpetrated by men in years past. Whether violence is initiated by women, men or as often happen, by both batterers must be held accountable for their intentional abuse of their partners.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss female perpetrators of partner aggression and relevant treatment issues.

Describe 4 typologies of women who are referred to FVIPs and a revised power and control wheel.

Examine who has the power in the world.

Review the relationship between anger and depression. 

Exploring the impact of trauma on women who are in abusive relationships.

Explore strategies for change.

Describe characteristics of family violent women.

Teaching self-responsibility to female perpetrators.

Interventions with female perpetrators and review of female violence curriculum.

 

 

Feb
10

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

"You Made Me Hit You": Addressing Accountability in FV Groups

Training Provided by:

High Impact Training & Counseling

Training will be delivered via Zoom

About the Conference

One of the major goals of family violence intervention programs is assisting perpetrators in accepting full responsibility and accountability for their abusive actions.

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training cost: $70

 

To Register 

Make Payment using debit/credit card by calling Dr. Byrd at 404-906-4720

 

Feb
16

Understanding the Intersection of Family Violence and Substance Use

Virtual Training

Presented by: High Impact/Anger Management

While substance use disorder does not cause family violence, there is a statistical correlation between the two issues. Studies of family violence frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by perpetrators during abuse. The association between alcohol use and domestic violence has been well established by past research, and there is growing evidence that drug use is associated with domestic violence. The clearest evidence is that alcohol is a risk factor for family violence offending. This training will review the most recent research on the coexistence of substance use, IPV and substance use coercion. 

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Fee:$70

Download this pdf file. Training Registration Information

Feb
26

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Virtual Training

Training Provided By: High Impact/Anger Management

Training is approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Training Fee: $70

*Please see attached brochure for registration information*